Tailored Ads For TV Viewers: The Next Tech Tale

Some 80% of the world's broadcasters are considering implementing ads tailored to the consumer but are increasingly falling behind streaming services due to hesitance around adopting cloud technologies. That's the chief finding from research carried out on behalf of ATEME, a video delivery provider for broadcast, cable, DTH, IPTV and OTT.

LBI Media Ownership Asks Opened For Public Comment

LBI Media, no longer led by a member of the founding Liberman family, is seeking a FCC waiver allowing for up to 100% foreign investment. At the same time, the Media Bureau is seeking the public's say in a plan to transfer six stations from shareholders of one entity to another in a move interwoven with the company's emergence from Chapter 11 bankruptcy protection.

Dish Of The Day: ‘Dark By Northwest’

When it came to retransmission consent disagreements with the nation's two DBS providers or big MVPDs such as Charter Communications-owned Spectrum, Brian Brady's Northwest Broadcasting was one of the TV station owners in the news more than others. Now, the stations' new owner -- Cox Media Group -- is facing its latest retrans dispute. Thank Dish for the disconnect.

Fox Affiliations Stay With Cox Quartet

There will be no network affiliation changes in the works for the four Cox Media Group properties airing FOX Network programming. A multi-year agreement has been reached between Apollo Global Management's reborn CMG, led by CEO Kim Guthrie, and Fox Corporation.

COVID-19 Crisis Kills Cox/DISH Retrans Dispute

It took a pandemic to put a stop to a retransmission consent dispute that, by law, has blocked Cox Media Group stations from reaching DISH customers in 10 DMAs. The markets are those comprising what was Brian Brady's Northwest Broadcasting, now a part of Cox's “Terrier” assets.

A Solid State Pick For Ed Ansin’s Boston Operation

Last week, RBR+TVBR's Weekly Tech Roundup was first to share the details on how a brand-new $125 million media center for NBCUniversal's Boston operations center includes System T consoles, from Solid State Logic. Now, Solid State Logic has installed similar consoles at the station that used to serve Boston with NBC programming.

Kids and Teens Drive Daytime TV Viewing and Streaming Increases During COVID-19

Several weeks into the COVID-19 pandemic, a clearer picture is emerging around how “shelter-in-place” orders are affecting the daily lives of American families in local cities across the country—specifically as it relates to their TV appetite. A just-released Nielsen study has much to share on the subject. 

SVOD: The COVID-19 Coming Of Age For Viewed Content

J.D. Power has released its finding of a "pulse survey" that delves into their viewing preferences, usability challenges and future plans for using subscription-based video on demand services. What does it show? Streaming has become important to consumers "stuck at home" due to the COVID-19 pandemic. And, it will likely stay that way.

Jackpot! Entravision Scores A Vegas TV Indie

Entravision Communications has just snagged its fifth television signal in the Silver State's biggest market. The company has, however, taken the quiet route in letting the world learn of its latest acquisition.

Consent Decree Yields Short-Term ‘Impact’ In Detroit

The only African-American founded and operated national Christian TV network will be in no danger of losing its low-power broadcast home in the Motor City for the next two years, thanks to a Order adopted March 22 by the FCC that codifies a Consent Decree with the LPTV's owner.
Verizon

Is Verizon Set To ‘Sling’ It With Its Own ‘Skinny’ OTT Plan?

Verizon Communications "has been securing streaming rights from television network owners in preparation for the nationwide launch of a live online TV service." That's according to a trio of Bloomberg reporters, who say a "skinny OTT bundle" is likely to arrive this summer.

After Months Of Rumors, Altice USA IPO Arrives

On Oct. 21, 2016, Reuters reported that -- according to "people familiar with the matter" -- Altice USA is "drawing up plans for a potential initial public offering" of stock. Those rumors are now reality, and an SEC filing outlines some of the concerns Altice has -- including a still-unresolved IBEW deal in New Jersey.
E.W. Scripps Company

Scripps Prices New Senior Unsecured Notes

The E.W. Scripps Company has priced its offering of $400 million of new senior unsecured notes. Proceeds from the offering will be used to repay the existing $391 million term loan B due in 2020, to pay related fees and expenses, and for general corporate purposes.

Should Investors Be Excited About Sinclair’s Pacings?

Sinclair Broadcast Group stockholders may not be thrilled with the company's Q1 performance. Just before Noon Eastern, the company's shares tumbled to $36.10 before recovering somewhat with a 2.6% decline, to $37.35. Could it be the company's Q2 so-so pacings that are spooking investors?

A Deodorizing Deal For TV

One of the nation's top cleaning and disinfecting brands, distributed by Reckitt Benckiser, sprayed a bit more dollars into its broadcast TV spots in the last week. Those products, from Lysol, could be kept in a new car from Toyota. That's the other company powering up its local ad efforts, according to last week's Media Monitors TV Spot Ten report.

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